Seven killed in Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting..”domestic terrorism?”? 3 gunmen? “targeted hit?”
At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in the US state of Wisconsin, police say.
The attacker “ambushed” a policeman at the scene, shooting him multiple times, before a second officer returned fire, killing the gunman, said authorities.
The shot officer was among three men critically injured in the attack at the town of Oak Creek.
Tactical police teams cleared the temple, or gurdwara.
Police said they believe there was only one shooter, despite initial witness reports of more than one gunman.
At a press conference, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said they were treating the attack as a “domestic terrorist-type incident”, and that the FBI would take over the criminal investigation.
He said he could not release any information about the shooter, who local media reports said was a white male.
Women and children hid in closets as the gunfire erupted shortly before 10:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Sunday.
Four people were dead inside the temple and three outside – including the gunman, said the authorities.
“The best information is that there was only one gunman,” said Chief Edwards.
At least three critically injured men were being treated at Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital, said officials at that facility.
They included the shot police officer, although he was expected to survive, said Chief Edwards.
Local news station WISN 12 reported that one of the injured had gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, the second had shots to the face and the third had gunshot wounds to the neck.
Oak Creek is a town of about 30,000 people in the south-east corner of the state.
At least seven people have been killed and twenty injured as a gunman took over a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The number includes the gunman, who was killed by police. Officials are treating it as a “domestic terrorist-type incident.”
Four of those shot died inside the temple, while the three others (two victims and a gunman) were killed outside the building.
Police say they do not believe there is a second gunman at the temple, despite previous reports speculating about possible additional assailants. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt explained that reports of multiple gunmen may be based on several police radio calls about a gunman.
Officers managed to enter the temple, and questioned people who had gathered on its basement floor. Tactical units then seached the temple, concluding that there was no second shooter.
Three adults have been hospitalized with gun wounds into their faces, police report. They are all in critical condition. The temple’s president, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was among the wounded, though his condition remains unknown, his nephew Jatin Der Mangat said.
The first police officer to arrive at the scene engaged in gunfire outside the temple with the man police believe was the hostage-taker, Wentlandt stated. The suspected assailant was killed, while the police officer was shot multiple times but is expected to survive.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said the incident was being treated as a case of domestic terrorism, with the FBI conducting an investigation.
SIX people have been killed in a shooting at a Sikh temple in the US, with the gunman shot dead by police.
The gunman, described by witnesses as a tall, bald-headed white man with a September 11 tattoo, stormed a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee, and opened fire, killing six people.
One police officer was critically wounded with multiple gunshots before a second shot the gunman dead. Two more victims were also taken to a Milwaukee hospital with critical gunshot wounds.
A source close to the case told Fox News that the suspect is a former military member and is in his 40s.
Kurt Weins, a Cudahy resident, told the Journal Sentinel he rented out the upper flat of the duplex to a man in his 40s.
“I had him checked out and he definitely checked out,” Weins told the newspaper. “The cops told me they don’t want me to say nothing right now.”
a fair bit to get through in this post..4 gunmen or 3 or lone wolf? is the lone wolf a “white supremacist” with a 911 tattoo..how did they see that? to many questions here again after the batman killings..and who got hit?..the father of an organiser of the sirius project..a movie to lift the lid on free energy and suppressed information..yeah..you cant make this stuff up..